Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
Something good could come from the Cambridge Analytica scandal if we used the same data to fix society, rather than profit from it.
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.